Scandinavian Socialist Paradise’s Public Policy Turnaround Exposes Liberal Insanity Again

I read an article the other day about the “cradle to grave” welfare states in Scandinavia. (For you democrats, Scandinavia is not in Canada. It consists of the European countries of Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark.) Anyhow, the article talked about how Sweden, Finland and Denmark were starting to cut back on social services and free health care benefits due to the high costs and glaring inefficiencies. In Sweden, for example, one may have to wait a year before getting treatment for cancer. All that and the system is bleeding money, too. Denmark and Finland (where Nokia is the only employer – just kidding) are also realizing that socialized everything is the road to financial ruin. As an aside, I thought of a friend of mine who spent nine months in Finland and hated it. According to him, it’s too dark and all the people do is get drunk. This runs counter to the liberal argument that Scandinavia is the greatest place on earth because the people pay extremely high taxes but are overjoyed with the benefits wrought by big, big government. But returning to the point, one country in Scandinavia is NOT scaling back it’s welfare state policies, and that’s Norway. Why not? Because they have money to burn. And why to they have money to burn? Because they are reaping the benefits of being on the coast of the North Sea, and that spells a three letter word (four if you’re Joe Biden): o-i-l.  In fact, they have so much oil from the over 3,300 offshore wells they control, that the per capita amount of their budget surplus is around $3.5 million something or others for every Norwegian man, woman and child.  Drill, baby, drill.  My point is that it’s a supreme irony that the same people who argue for the welfare state also argue against fossil fuels, but in the case of Norway, fossil fuels make the the welfare state possible.  So stick that in your Keystone pipeline, Sierra Club…

On another note, it’s truly amazing how the media is treating the Obamacare fiasco.  It’s like they actually expected it to work.  Anything close to actual reporting would have prepared us for what’s going on now, but, of course, they didn’t do any actual reporting.  On the contrary, they simply parroted whatever line of crap Obama and his minions fed them.  Actually, they are his minions.  Consider how a Bush Social Security Reform Plan would have been scrutinized had it been enacted.  We’d get news bulletins everytime the DOW went down to warn us how screwed we were going to be once we started investing our own money.  The non-reporting of Obamacare as a looming disaster has to rank right up their with Walter Duranty’s coverup of atrocities in the Stalin-led Soviet Union.  It has to serve as a lesson to all of us that there is no more journalism in the USA, only partisan cheerleading for democrats…

Do any of you watch the 60 minute book promotion on Fox News aka “The Lou Dobbs Show”?  Dobbs keeps shoving his book into our faces regardless of the topic.  He even reads excerpts, and the book sounds like a piece of over-simplified crap-osity, much like Dobbs himself.  If I could, I’d escort Rush Limbaugh’s talking horse (speaking of annoying self-promoters) into the studio and have him take a huge dump right on the book cover, which happens to feature Dobbs’ face.  Doesn’t Fox pay this guy?  Shut up about your damn book already.  It’s disgusting, tasteless and unprofessional…

Speaking of books, my terrific new e-Book will be out soon…

 

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